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US Federal Authorities Demand User Data from Google in YouTube Investigation

US Federal Authorities Demand User Data from Google in YouTube Investigation

US federal authorities have ordered Google to provide names, addresses, phone numbers, and viewing histories of users who watched specific YouTube videos, according to Forbes magazine. Additionally, the authorities requested the IP addresses of those who viewed the videos without being logged in. The government’s request is linked to an investigation into a suspected crime committed by the publisher of[Read More…]

UK Government Admits To Secretly Testing New Tool To Store Web Browsing History of UK Citizens

UK Government Admits To Secretly Testing New Tool To Store Web Browsing History of UK Citizens

If you live in the UK, the chances are that you have heard about the Investigatory Powers Act, which is also known as the Snooper’s Charter.  The Investigatory Powers Act was unfortunately passed in 2016 and allows the government to spy on internet activity, phone records and enables public bodies to grant themselves access to these personal details with no[Read More…]

Facebook under fire after data leaks

Facebook under fire after data leaks

Facebook has come under fire after it was revealed that it had harvested personally identifiable information from up to 87 million Facebook users. The data was then collected by Trump-affiliated firm Cambridge Analytica to influence voter opinion on behalf of politicians who hire them. The revelations come after the Guardian’s Observer issued a series of explosive reports to expose the[Read More…]

Skype summon to court over refusal to distribute data

Skype summon to court over refusal to distribute data

Skype has been summoned to appear in court over its refusal to share customer data in relation to a criminal investigation, it has been reported. The summons was issued after the firm declined to help Belgian authorities and refused to provide details of messages and calls between two suspects. The reasons given by the Microsoft Owned firm was that it[Read More…]

JP Morgan lost the details of 76 million users

Why JP Morgan data breach should worry us all

Over 76 million households may have had their details revealed to scammers and fraudsters, thanks to JP Morgan. In addition, eight million small business were exposed in a data breach in yet another farcical lack of security. It is the largest-known cyber-attacks to take place this year. The breach affected people who visited the firm’s websites, including Chase.com, or used[Read More…]